Hello!

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We are Steven and Allison Foster. Although we haven't met you yet, you already hold a special place in our hearts and we admire your strength and courage. We are beyond excited that you would consider us as a family to raise and love your child. We hope that through our story you see what a supportive, nurturing, warm and loving home we will provide. We can't wait to meet you and continue this amazing journey together!

About Us

We grew up in the same town, went to the same high school, and began dating during our junior year of college. We had an instant connection and we have been inseparable ever since. We dated for six years before getting engaged and we have been married for seven years. We love to travel, go to concerts, spend time with friends and family and, of course, our perfect pup, Marty. Family is the most important thing in our lives and we have always known we wanted to be parents. We are so excited for our family to grow!

About Allison (By Steven)

The first thing I noticed about Allison is how kind she is. I immediately felt comfortable with her and knew we were meant to be together. We were in college when we met and it has been incredible to experience life together. Allison always encourages me in whatever I am doing, and I love her for that. We truly are life partners. She is genuine and makes others around her feel comfortable. What I love most about Allison is her smile. She is compassionate and has a positive outlook on life. Allison is extremely generous with her time and loves to be active. She is happiest surrounded by family and friends. She sees the good in everything, which is why she is a great teacher! Her students adore her and come back year after year to stop in and say hi. Allison is such a natural with children and she is a favorite with our niece and nephews. They love doing arts and crafts, yoga, and playing hide and seek! Allison has always wanted to be a mom, and I can't wait to begin this part of our life together!

About Steven (By Allison)

When I think about Steven, one word comes to mind: passion. Steven puts his whole heart, mind, and soul into everything he does. Whether it is his family, friends, job, or hobbies, Steven gives everything he has. I am in awe of his drive and determination. Steven stands by me in all that I do and is always my biggest supporter. He has stood by my side through good times and bad and has truly been everything a husband should be. What made me fall in love with Steven was his sense of humor. He can always make me laugh, and this is something that I love most about him. Steven is adventurous. He has passed his love of travel onto me and we have traveled to so many amazing places together. Steven has also brought out my adventurous side. With him, I flew in a small plane for the first time, went scuba diving, and traveled to countless new places. Watching Steven with our niece and nephews has shown me what an incredible father he will be to our children and I can not wait for our family to grow. He is my best friend and I am so grateful for him each and every day!

Our Family

Family is the most important thing in our lives. We both grew up in the southwest suburbs with incredibly loving parents. Allison has one younger sister and Steven has an older sister and a younger brother. We have one niece and two nephews that are a constant source of entertainment. Watching them grow up has been so much fun!

We live within ten minutes of most of our family and we see each other all the time. We love to take our niece and nephews to the museums, local fairs, aquariums, parks, musicals and plays.

We enjoy taking family vacations. Steven's mom is from Ireland, and this past summer we traveled to Disney World for a family reunion with 20 people! What an incredible trip!

Our Home

We live in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago in a growing community. We are close to many downtown areas that offer parks, museums, and restaurants. Our town has recently revitalized the downtown area and we love spending time there. Our neighborhood is friendly and we enjoy spending time with our neighbors. There are always kids of all ages playing kickball or basketball in our cul de sac.  Our favorite part of our house is the backyard and patio. We enjoy grilling out and having friends over while Marty runs around the fenced yard.  Our neighborhood has trails, parks and ponds to explore.

Travel

One of our favorite things to do together is travel. We love to explore new places and meet new people along the way! We enjoy all sorts of vacations: exploring the history of cities like Paris, hiking in the mountains of Colorado, and relaxing on the beaches of St. Lucia and Jamaica. We also love to use travel as a way to visit and spend time with family across the country, as well as Ireland! We can't wait to continue traveling as a family!

Openness

We believe the more people to love a child the better. We look forward to building a relationship and developing a plan of openness that will best support your child. We truly feel a child's story should be complete. We want your child to know his or her story began with love.

We will provide a loving and supportive home that nurtures creativity, compassion, and a sense of wonder about the world. We can't wait to travel and give your child the opportunity to experience different cultures. We look forward to countless new experiences and growing together as a family!

Most importantly we want to create an environment built on kindness, understanding, and respect for others. Your child will be surrounded by the love of family and friends who are beyond excited to meet him or her!

Thank you!

We really appreciate you taking the time to get to know us. We hope this has shown you a little about who we are and how excited we are to grow our family! You are in our thoughts and we wish you the very best throughout your journey!

 

Fun facts

Allison
  • Favorite color: purple
  • Favorite food: Hawaiian pizza, pasta, seafood
  • Favorite movies: Anchorman, Sixteen Candles
  • Favorite t.v. show: Seinfeld
  • Favorite book: Out of My Mind
  • Favorite bands: Pearl Jam, Coldplay
  • Favorite places I have traveled: Scotland, Ireland, St. Lucia
  • Dream places to travel: Thailand, Hawaii
  • Hobbies: running, yoga
  • Most adventurous experience: scuba diving in St. Lucia
  • Favorite sports teams: Bears, Cubs
  • Fun fact: I have run three half marathons and I am training for a fourth
Steven

 

  • Favorite color: blue
  • Favorite food: ribs, chicken parmesan, any kind of potato
  • Favorite movies: Star Wars, Wayne's World
  • Favorite t.v. show: Lost, Planet Earth
  • Favorite book: Harry Potter, To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Favorite band: Coldplay, Sigur Ros
  • Favorite places I have traveled: London, Ireland, Scotland, Jamaica
  • Dream places to travel: Iceland, New Zealand, and Italy
  • Hobbies: golfing, flying, concerts
  • Most adventurous experience: taking my first solo flight at the age of 17
  • Favorite sports teams: Fighting Illini, Bears, Bulls, White Sox
  • Fun fact: I was in a McDonald's commercial when I was four

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